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Industry Fashion
Founded June 2007
Founder Mary Fanaro
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people
Mary Fanaro
Products Apparel and accessories

OmniPeace is a humanitarian fashion brand founded in 2007 by Mary Fanaro and based in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] Each year, the brand donates a percentage of its profits to a charitable organization doing work in Africa.[3] OmniPeace has previously partnered with organizations including Millennium Promise,[4] UNICEF,[5] the Lalela Project,[1] and buildOn.[6]

In 2005, after watching a Live 8 concert, Fanaro had the idea of introducing a food line called "Peace of Chocolate" whose profits would benefit initiatives to end African poverty; she later decided to create a clothing label.[6] Fanaro met with Millennium Promise and proposed that her idea would benefit their charity.[2] Two weeks before OmniPeace opened in June 2007, Fanaro was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but the brand still launched as planned in New York City and Los Angeles.[7]

Charitable contributions[edit]

In the past five years, OmniPeace has built seven schools, raised over half a million dollars for Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization founded by Jeffrey Sachs (Economist, Global Anti-Poverty Crusader & Head of Earth Institute/Columbia University); raised funds and awareness for The City of Joy, a rehabilitation center and safe haven for women and children victims of violence of war in Congo; and sent two convoys into Somalia with Super Bowl Champions The New York Giants, feeding over 5,000 families during one of the worst humanitarian crisis in the last 60 years.


  1. ^ a b "Labor Of Love: Clothing Line OmniPeace Exceeds School Construction Goals In Senegal". The Huffington Post (, Inc.). February 15, 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Ramberg, JJ (October 15, 2008). "Star Power". Entrepreneur (Entrepreneur Media, Inc.). Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rippin, Kelly (September 18, 2009). "'Twilight's' Facinelli tweets for a good cause". MSNBC. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Cannon, Mae Elise; Perkins, John (2009). Social Justice Handbook: Small Steps for a Better World. InterVarsity Press. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-8308-3715-1. 
  5. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (June 12, 2009). "Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette and Sheryl Crow Come Together for the Congo". People (Time Inc.). Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Blay, Zandile (November 18, 2009). "Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox Adore This Designer, And You Will Too". The Huffington Post (, Inc.). Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ Burch, Andrea D.S. (November 4, 2009). "Peace, Love and Fashion". The Miami Herald (Miami Herald Media Co.). p. 1E. 

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